August 25, 2004

It's the bread

Today is the beginning of my third week on the South Beach Diet. I'm pretty happy with the results. In the past 14 days I've lost almost 11 pounds, and I feel noticeably better, and I actually feel lighter.

It's a bit of a cliche, but it is actually like I had been constantly carrying a 11 lb backpack around, 24/7. And now I've gotten rid of it, and I can notice the difference.

At this point I can add a couple of types of food back into my menu. The item I've missed most is bread. But I'm not returning to my old bread-eating ways. I'll be limiting myself to much less bread, and only whole-grain breads. This is actually OK with me, cause I've always preferred heavier, grainier breads.

This morning I went out shopping and got a loaf of whole-grain bread from a regional bakery called "When Pigs Fly." They're in York Maine. It's a very heavy, thin-sliced bread with wheat grains in the bread and crust. First thing I did was toast up a slice and put some peanut butter on it. That hit the spot.

I also bought a package of whole-wheat pita bread, which will be good for making pocket style sandwiches.

This is going just fine. So now I'm down 11 lbs from my original weight. My next goal is to get to 25 down. That will match the weight I was at just before I left California. And my longer term is to get to 35 down.

Posted by jackhodgson at August 25, 2004 12:40 PM